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Special Fees, Fare Hikes in Airlines’ Plans for the Holidays

October 20, 2011
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Buy now. If you’re planning a holiday trip, buy your airline tickets now. It seems obvious but even more obvious is the truth  that the airlines will skin us alive if we wait until November. More, there are even holiday fees ahead should we be so bold as to wish to fly somewhere for...

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Southwest, AirTran Offer Sale Prices on Short Notice

August 30, 2011
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Anticipating that the post-Irene air clog will soon be uncluttered, maybe you want to look at just flying off someplace where the air is clear and the electricity is abundant. The two grand air carriers, Southwest and AirTran — merged for all intents and purposes but together offering the bargains that distinguish them — ...

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Yellowstone & the Din of Squeaky Marmots

August 23, 2011
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming — After some wait to allow us to get squared in on our benches and our cameras tuned and readied, good old Old Faithful coughed and rumbled and spluttered and spit a little and then shot up a lovely plume some 20 feet or so into the brightly clear air....

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Look for Sales to Offset Underhanded Tricks by the Air Carriers

July 26, 2011
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Even while most of the airlines are shamelessly screwing the passengers with a sleazy trick of pocketing money that customers might think was the tax part of their fare, smart shoppers can find some ticket sales going on. We’ll need them to keep up with the endless sleight of hand and fee barrage of...

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